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    Looks like the judge decided to keep the death penalty option on the table

    http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/moth...tion/812157634
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    Lawyer wants Craig Wood's gun, porn, pot evidence kept out of upcoming trial

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ial/731980001/

    Wood's trial is scheduled to begin at the end of this month, and his attorneys are fighting to keep the jury from seeing what they deem as irrelevant "character evidence."

    In a motion filed last week titled "Motion in Limine: Guns, Sex and Drugs," Wood's attorney Patrick Berrigan asked the judge to keep evidence related to the following items found at Wood's home out of the trial: 18 guns, a variety of pornographic videos, baggies containing marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.
    In a separate motion, also filed last week, Berrigan asks the judge to prevent prosecutors from presenting evidence related to the purple folder seized from Wood's home.

    The folder, which has already been the source of some litigation, reportedly contains hand-written fantasies about sexual encounters with minors and yearbook photos of four middle school girls who attended Pleasant View, where Wood worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    Lawyer wants Craig Wood's gun, porn, pot evidence kept out of upcoming trial

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ial/731980001/
    Of course he does, not going to happen though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    Lawyer wants Craig Wood's gun, porn, pot evidence kept out of upcoming trial

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ial/731980001/
    Berrigan wrote that the gun evidence might cause jurors to view Wood as a "'gun crazy,' militaristic, dangerous or unstable."
    The public already knows that from following the news. Like the news of how he kidnapped a young girl from the street in front of her house and was found by police a couple hours later, in the basement of his home, raped, butchered and wrapped in plastic garbage bags, while he stood there, alone, covered in evidence, cleaning up the mess with bleach.

    His lawyer is trying to get him off with a light sentence that will put him back on the streets in another 10 years, after the publicity has died down. The jury needs to see just how much a monster he is so they will make sure that never happens.

    Its wrong that the justice system in Greene County has allowed this monster's attorney to drag this case out for over 3 years, hoping the public will forget the horror he committed. If they rule in the monster's favor on this motion, I'll have serious doubts that the public will ever be safe from this man.

    Below is an example of another case where the justice system is failing the public when it comes to dangerous child molestors:

    Charges dropped against Springfield man in sexual misconduct case

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ase/736161001/

    Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson confirmed this week that the case against 40-year-old Denny R. Bonar was dismissed without prejudice in June "due to the unavailability of the victim."

    Bonar had been charged in October 2015 with felony attempted enticement of a child and sexual misconduct involving a child following allegations of inappropriate behavior with an 11-year-old girl.
    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ase/736161001/
    Last edited by Betty P; 10-06-2017 at 06:15 PM.
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    An article we missed back when the court was dealing with his refusal to talk to a psychiatrist

    Prosecutors catch Craig Wood laughing with friend about refusing to answer psychiatrist's questions

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ons/553686001/

    He must think he'll be doing well in the upcoming trial. Why not? His attorney is doing a great job for him.

    I wonder, does Craig Wood still have his $1 million trust fund to draw from? According to news articles, his insurance policy paid for the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Hailey's parents. He's still a very wealthy man.

    After prosecutors paid more than $7,000 to fly in a psychiatrist for a court-ordered mental evaluation, Craig Wood — to the apparent ire of prosecutors — refused to answer her questions.

    Wood, the man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens, also found the court-ordered psychiatrist attractive, court records show.
    Partial transcript of the phone conversation Wood had with one of his buddies about refusing to answer the psychiatrist's questions.

    Wood: "Yesterday, oh (laughs) yesterday, I didn't tell you about yesterday. The prosecution had their, uh, their psychologist in. So they bring this lady in from the east coast. Fly her in..."

    Dishman: "The east coast."

    Wood: "Yeah fly her in, some big expert. Well so then they're like we're going to we're going to video tape it. My lawyer is like no you're not, you're not videotaping it.... I was told that if, that all I can answer were what my name was and that I was housed in the Greene County Jail and anything else was, I respectfully decline to answer your question based on my fifth amendment right to not be a a witness against myself. So I did that."

    Dishman: "(Wood's attorney) Patrick (Berrigan) told you to say all that..."

    Wood: "Oh yeah, they were f---ing pissed, they were f---ing pissed. So she gets up and leaves, comes back in, and she's like just let me just make sure, get this clear and I'm like yup, (laughs) so I told her nope I'm not answering any questions. Oh man, so she wasted all this time, couple of days coming in, you know, they wasted all that money..."
    What a despicable man. Can't say much for his friend, either.
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    I don't know if anyone has posted yet, but the DP trial for this Defendant is scheduled for trial I believe Oct. 23rd after over a 3 1/2 year wait. I think it will have gavel to gavel coverage from a station there. I will try to find out which one. If you look at the docket entries for Craig M Wood on Casenet.MO you can see all the motions filed and when. There is hardly a day that goes by that does not have motions filed by the Defense. This trial will make others we have followed look like child's play, IMO.

    As a reminder this abduction / rape and murder began over 3 1/2 years ago when our basement scanner crew picked it up even before this 10 year old girl's Amber Alert went out, causing much controversy as to what took them so long. This case caused changes to the MO
    procedures in the system. The candlelight vigil for her attracted over 10,000 to attend in Springfield, MO. It has been so long that many have forgotten...but we shouldn't.

    Possibly we could start a trial thread for this little girl.

    https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do

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    Quote Originally Posted by jggordo View Post
    I don't know if anyone has posted yet, but the DP trial for this Defendant is scheduled for trial I believe Oct. 23rd after over a 3 1/2 year wait. I think it will have gavel to gavel coverage from a station there. I will try to find out which one. If you look at the docket entries for Craig M Wood on Casenet.MO you can see all the motions filed and when. There is hardly a day that goes by that does not have motions filed by the Defense. This trial will make others we have followed look like child's play, IMO.

    As a reminder this abduction / rape and murder began over 3 1/2 years ago when our basement scanner crew picked it up even before this 10 year old girl's Amber Alert went out, causing much controversy as to what took them so long. This case caused changes to the MO
    procedures in the system. The candlelight vigil for her attracted over 10,000 to attend in Springfield, MO. It has been so long that many have forgotten...but we shouldn't.

    Possibly we could start a trial thread for this little girl.

    https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do
    Thank you so much for posting this information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borndem View Post
    Bless your sweet and tender heart, Sin. Just find another case & check in with us as you can. We are getting ready, as always, to go into that "lull" time between the DA building a solid case, S/W's being released to the public, autopsy results, and waiting, waiting for the trial to start. If MO's lag time from arrest to trial is what we usually see, it should be a couple of years before the killer is sentenced...

    The only thing that allows me to stay on horrors like this one is my outrage & anger, and then (in most cases) a perverse thrill when the esso bee is convicted. I have to develop and nurse my anger; it is my watch dog to keep the sorrow away. (It not always successful, btw. The tears are always ready to roll down my face. And they always do.)

    Don't suffer, Sin, there are other cases, as you know.
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    This prediction, from 2014, shows how the most rotten, disgusting humans, play our justice system. This defendant will hopefully be judged by a jury of his peers, and will have no claims for any appeals.

    This referenced post, along with the post by 'Sin', had me in full on tears.

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    Motions presented today:

    10/12/2017
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    State appears by PA Dan Patterson, APA Todd Myers and APA Elizabeth Kieswetter Fax. Defendant appears from GCJ with Attorney Patrick Berrigan, Attorney Jeff Stephens IV and Attorney Thomas Jacquinot. Argument heard on State's Seventh Motion to Endorse filed on October 6, 2017, same granted without objection. Argument heard on State's Eighth Motion to Endorse filed on October 11, 2017, same granted without objection. Argument heard on State's Motion in Limine #1 to Exclude Testimony Concerning Legal Mental State filed on October 9, 2017, same granted over objection as to the guilt phase, ruling as to penalty phase reserved. Argument heard on State's Motion in Limine #2 to Exclude Evidence of Plea Negotiations filed on October 9, 2017, same granted over objection as to the guilt phase, ruling reserved as to penalty phase. Argument heard on State's Motion in Limine #3 to Exclude Evidence of Jeffrey Barfield Federal Indictment filed on October 9, 2017, same granted over objection. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion in Limine Re: Contents of Purple Portfolio, filed on September 26, 2017, and State's Response to Defendant's Motion In Limine Re: Contents of Purple Portfolio, filed October 11, 2017. State to provide copies of the materials the subject of this Motion to the court for in-camera review by close of business today. Motion taken under advisement pending. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion in Limine: Guns, Sex and Drugs, filed on September 29, 2017. State to provide photographs of the materials the subject of this Motion to the court by close of business today. Motion taken under advisement pending. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion in Limine Re: Prejudicial Photographs, filed on September 25, 2017, same overruled. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion in Limine to Prevent Testimony Concerning Opinions of Lack of Remorse, filed on October 10, 2017, same granted over objection as to the first phase, reserved as to penalty phase. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion in Limine to Prohibit Improper Comments During Closing Argument, filed on September 25, 2017, same granted without objection. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion for Instruction on Non-Statutory Mitigation Factors Consistent with Mo.Rev.Stat. 565.032, filed on October 10, 2017, same to be taken with the case. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion For Court To Reject Any Strikes For Cause or Peremptory Challenges Against Potential Jurors Solely Because of Their Reluctance To Serve as Foreperson or Sign the Verdict Form, filed September 25, 2017, same to be taken with the case. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion to Permit the Accused to Make a Personal Plea to the Jury, filed on October 10, 2017, same overruled. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion to Constitutionalize Oral Objections filed on October 10, 2017, same granted without objection. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion to Limit Trial to Reasonable Hours Per Day filed on October 10, 2017, same to be taken with the case. Argument heard on Defendant's Motion for Rulings on Strikes for Cause Based on Extreme Questionnaire Responses, filed on October 6, 2017. State granted until close of business today to submit any further suggestions in this regard. Defendant's Oral Motion to order all law enforcement officials who have custody of Defendant, to allow Defendant to change into civilian clothes, to have access to a shaving razor, and to have no visible restraints while in the presence of potential jurors is granted. Order entered and filed. Defendant's Motion to Prohibit Victim Impact Testimony, filed October 12, 2017, to be taken up prior to penalty phase if same is reached. Jury Selection remains set to begin October 23, 2017, at 8:30am. Jury Trial remains set for October 30, 2017 at 8:30am. Defendant remanded back to the custody of GCJ. Notice of Entry to GCJ. TEM/mmd

    *****Scheduled For: 10/12/2017; *9:30 AM ;* THOMAS E MOUNTJOY;* Greene


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    See case file for service information. /act
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    *****Filed By: JOHN DANIEL PATTERSON


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    Subpoena Served
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    See case file for service information. /act
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    *****Filed By: JOHN DANIEL PATTERSON


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    Motion Filed
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    Motion to prohibit Victim Impact testimony; Exhibit A attached. /act
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    *****Filed By: PATRICK JOSEPH BERRIGAN

    *****On Behalf Of: CRAIG MICHAEL WOOD

    Trial moved to Oct 30th I guess. Docket entries per casenet.MO (link above)

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    Jury Selection will begin on the 23rd of October, one week from today. Don't know if it will be streamed or not until Trial begins one week after.


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    If I remember correctly the Jury will be selected from a pool from Platte County, MO. I don't know if they will go there for that selection or bring the pool to Greene County. Wish I knew. Platte County is about two hours away I think.

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    Jury Selection to Begin for the Hailey Owens Murder Case

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - More than three years ago Hailey Owens was murdered in Springfield, Mo. Today, the case is still open and is seeing its highest proceeding yet.*
    Tomorrow morning, in Platte City, Mo., about a three-hour drive from Springfield, the jury selection process for Craig Woods upcoming trial will begin.

    http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/jury...case/842578114
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    Lawyers tapped a pool of 500 potential jurors from Platte County, north of Kansas City, Lawyers trimmed that pool to about half after asking a series of questions about the death penalty. Then, the court sent out requests to several dozen jurors.
    The death penalty remains an option in the case. A judge in September denied a request to throw out the death penalty punishment in the case. His attorneys argued the death penalty is unconstitutional. The judge disagreed.

    http://www.kspr.com/content/news/Jur...452490773.html

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    This article from yesterday says the jurors will be staying at a local (undisclosed) hotel. Good idea, as that's a long drive between Spgfld and Platte Co.

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/crim...f-12298719.php

    I hope this goes well. I worry his lawyers are going to try to throw out a lot of red herrings. Was there ever a decision from the judge on the request to throw out info about Wood's porno journal where he wrote about kidnapping and killing young girls? Last I read he was still considering that and the other motion to suppress evidence about his extensive gun and porn collection.

    JMO, Wood's attorneys will try to sow doubt that he was the one who did the actual murder. They don't need to find an alternate killer, just create the impression that there was one. Just a suspicion I got from reading some of their arguments to suppress the porn journal.
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    Jury selection begins today — and other details of the Craig Wood trial

    Eventually, 16 jurors — including four alternates — will be selected and brought to Greene County for the trial.
    The jurors will stay at an undisclosed hotel where deputies will patrol their floor. A deputy must be present when they call their families and jurors are not allowed to leave on their own.

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ial/781620001/

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